Combined, there are a total of 46 items of legislation, budget bills, joint resolutions, and the Governor’s budget proposal which affect cannabis in California that made the deadline for consideration in the 2017-2018 legislative term.
The last day introduce a bill in the California legislature was February 17, 2017. There were 42 bills related to cannabis introduced by the deadline. Over the coming months these bills will be heard and discussed in various policy committees and floor sessions. The last day for any bill in California to be passed is September 15, 2017. The Governor has until October 15, 2017, to sign or veto bills passed by the legislature on or before September 15, 2017, and in the Governor’s possession after September 15, 2017.
There 2 budget bills, one from the Assembly and one from the Senate which may include language affecting the “Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act” and the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act”.
There is a Senate Joint Resolution to requesting the Federal rescheduling of Cannabis from a Schedule I drug to an alternative schedule.
And finally, there is the Governor’s budget proposal for 2017-2018 which affects cannabis funding with a proposal from Governor Brown to align MCRSA and Proposition 64.